Lappi Lappi. Fred Tjakamarra.
Fred Tjakamarra

Lappi Lappi


64 x 39 cm  

Numbered 13/50




Fred has depicted some of his country south of Balgo in the Great Sandy Desert. This

country is named Lappi Lappi and is dominated by tali (sandhills) as represented by the

many lines in this print. These lines also represent the spears made by men for hunting in

this country.


Fred Tjakamarra, a senior Law man, was born c. 1926 in Warlpiri country along the NT

and WA border. When he was young, he and his companions were forced onto a truck

heading to an Aboriginal settlement in Alice Springs but incidently escaped when it made a

stop for water. Fred spent some time at the old Balgo mission as a young man before

taking up casual work as a stockman and cook around the stations of the eastern

Kimberley, particularly Flora Valley and Gordon Downs Stations. Fred started painting in

the mid 1980s, depicting the sources of water in his country. (Warlayirti Artists)


Item #3180

Price: $1,500.00

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